For a long time, Cadillac Escalade was a flagship model. The company somehow downgraded its luxury offer and shredded the SUV. The all-new XT5 achieves great results in the market. As a consequence, during the next couple of years, we will see an expansion of the crossover lineup by the US carmaker. Besides the XT4 which is already on the way, one of the interesting concepts will be 2019 Cadillac XT7.
So, what is 2019 Cadillac XT7? It is larger than XT5 if we take a look at its name. On the other hand, it is still about to take a position under the legendary Escalade. According to rumors, the US company plans to add 11 vehicles in foreseeable future. Not only crossover lineup is going to be extended. Also, Caddie will bring more sedans and a possible pickup truck. All in all, the goal is to make the brand popular again. In its homeland, sales are not going well, so the carmaker turns to other markets. Various vehicles, engines, sizes, and purposes will make the company grow, and one of the results will be 2019 Cadillac XT7.
When Will The Cadillac XT7 Be Released?
The 2019 Cadillac XT7 will be the debut of the upcoming vehicle. However, we still don’t have exact info about the form of the SUV. The carmaker will present its new vehicle, but it is not going straight into production. So, the XT7 remains the concept, with the step closer to final construction. Since it is going to be heavily based on the Cadillac XT5, many similarities will be visible outside and inside. The final release date depends on development, but expect to see the product in 2020.
Being bigger than XT5, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 will be also more expensive. We are sure that price will start from above $50,000. Nevertheless, the XT7 is not coming packed with so many features as Cadillac Escalade, so it will be a cheaper version of its big sibling. If you don’t want to spend $75,000 for the base Escalade, you will be able to customize your XT7 with many premium features.
2019 Cadillac XT7 SUV Latest News and Images
Cadillac is still quiet about the latest rumors considering expansion of the crossover lineup. They don’t speak about XT7 since the focus is on the new XT4 and the facelift of XT5 for the next season. Even spy photos are shy. There are no too many of these claiming to be 2019 Cadillac XT7. Without news and images, many will suspect in the arrival of the crossover.
But, if Cadillac wants to be competitive, they must extend the lineup. All other companies are doing so. The crossover market is growing. In the beginning, we had only one class. Now we can choose between SUVs with various dimensions, from subcompact to full-size vehicles. However, that is not all. This market always needs innovations. Subclasses are introducing coupe, three-row, and many other versions. Having only two or three models in the offer is definitely not good enough if Cadillac wants to survive.
2019 Cadillac XT7 Specs
So, what does the 2019 Cadillac XT7 need? The powerful and reliable engine in the first place. Escalade is using a huge 6.2-liter V-8 displacement, while the XT5 is coming with mid-size V-6. The new crossover will probably either tune the smaller variant to get more power, or engineers will find another suitable unit for XT7.
For example, we can find two possibilities in the sedan class. Cadillac CT6 is using a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6. With this drivetrain, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 could offer over 400 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque. It is a 100 hp boost compared to XT5. Having a turbocharger will allow the engine to come up with a better fuel economy. The same situation is about to happen if XT7 borrows the drivetrain from Cadillac XTS. Its V-Sport version is getting power from a 3.6-l unit. Slightly less twisting power than a 3.0-l unit and worse fuel economy makes this engine underdog take a position under the bonnet of the new SUV.
2019 Cadillac XT7 Hybrid
On the other hand, if the crossover takes the engine from CT6, then we can expect more from this partnership. Then, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 will probably go hybrid. This system combines a base 2.0-l engine with an electric motor to create 335 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. That is more than enough for the new crossover. Well, the SUV would be heavier, so we don’t expect from it to complete a 30-mile run using only electric power. Hybrid drivetrain will be able to go at least 350 miles before refueling.
2019 Cadillac XT7 Styling and Dimensions
As we already mentioned, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 will heavily use XT5’s design solutions. However, the crossover is going to get upgrades to make it bolder and distinctive. The front fascia is not going to be the same, although the basics are coming from its smaller sibling. Larger bumper and wheels, side steps, and some other details will make this version different and recognizable. Overall shapes are similar, while the dimensions of the XT7 will be closer to Escalade than Caddie XT5. A fresh set of colors is getting ready for the launch. Fans will easily recognize models thanks to special paintjobs.
In the cabin, we can expect the same situation. Very similar dashboard to the one we can find on XT5, only larger, will be installed in 2019 Cadillac XT7. Furthermore, the infotainment system and most of the features are going to be carried over. The bigger crossover is safer. But still, it must offer some features such as lane departure warning and pedestrian alert. Cameras and sensors will make a life of a driver easier when parking the big crossover.
The interior of the Cadillac XT7 will be a three-row SUV, while we are not sure if the vehicle is coming in the two-row variant. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard services since Cadillac is one of the leaders in info- and entertaining offer. On the other hand, the base model is not coming with a navigation, which is going to be optional across the whole lineup.